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Albany Medical Center ASA VII - Patient Navigator, Part Time in Albany, New York


Dean's Office General

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Day (United States of America)

ASA VII - Patient Navigator, Albany NY

Part Time

Oncology patient navigator will assist with surgical oncology patients to coordinate pre- and post-operative care, surveillance visits, and facilitate multidisciplinary care among subspecialties:

Job Description

  • Attend clinic and guide patients through their treatment plan while collaborating with the patients, surgeons, referring physicians, and other physicians within the multidisciplinary team.

  • Support the workflow of the clinic to facilitate timely completion of preoperative studies, including cardiac risk assessment, imaging, biopsy/procedures necessary in interventional radiology.

  • As a patient navigator, you will bring a highly personalized level of guidance and support to each patient and family member from initial diagnosis through post-treatment follow-up.

  • You will answer patient questions to ensure positive patient experience, help patients understand what studies they require and physicians they need to see prior to surgery.

  • Facilitate communication between patients and their treatment team, and also be a safety net the patients can call to help with problem solving.

  • Provide important patient feedback information to program leaders who can then improve oncology services.

  • Lastly, you will be the coordinator for cutaneous oncology tumor board, ensuring pathology slides have arrived for review, coordinating radiology participation, and documenting the discussions for the attending to then annotate in the patient chart.

This role could potentially expand to include the following:

  • Scribe services when time allows during new patient encounters.

  • Opportunities for clinical research and research coordinator role tasks, including maintaining the melanoma clinical research database, attending Melanoma Research Group biweekly meetings.

  • Expanding to cancer prevention and community outreach- for example organizing, with assistance of medical student Dermatology Interest Group- an annual skin cancer screening event.

Salary Range: $18.00/hr - $23.79/hr

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!​

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.